Ormonde House

Ormonde House is a grand Victorian 16-bedroom property overlooking Christchurch Park, recently renovated to a high standard throughout. It is a 10-minute walk to the town centre and a 20-minute walk from the Ipswich campus at the Waterfront.

This property is owned by Hearthstone Properties and managed by LEA Property Solutions. This property achieved accreditation by the University of Suffolk in 2020.

Ormonde House is designated as a quiet property and therefore would suit:

  • Students looking for a quiet environment to live and study in
  • New students, continuing students, and postgraduate students
  • Students looking for more independent living
  • Students who do not wish to live in halls-style accommodation

Ormonde House, a grand Victorian 16-bedroom property

16 single occupancy study bedrooms. 12 bedrooms have a full ensuite with shower, toilet and basin; for the remaining four bedrooms, each have their own ensuite toilet and basin, and one communal shower per two bedrooms. Each bedroom is furnished with a bed, bedside cabinet, chest of drawers, wardrobe, study desk and chair and curtains or window blind. 

The property benefits from 4 communal kitchens 4 dining areas, 3 lounge areas, a conservatory, study area and 3 laundry rooms. There is also a large garden to the rear of the property with a clothes drying area and storage for bicycles.


  • Self-catered
  • 12 full-ensuite bedrooms, 4 bedrooms with ensuite toilet and sink share 1 communal shower room per 2 bedrooms
  • Utility bills and WiFi included in the rent
  • 42 and 50 week tenancies available, including Christmas and Easter periods.  
  • Views of Christchurch Park
  • Secure key fob entry to the flat and bedroom
  • Kitchen and bathroom facilities shared between no more than 5 people
  • 24 hour emergency number
  • Bike storage
  • Outdoor garden area
  • TV license required for any of your own devices you use to watch TV as it is broadcast or BBC iPlayer
  • Smoking is not permitted inside the building
  • Limited parking available on the driveway, and ample free parking on the street surrounding the house.

Band Price Features
Bedrooms 7, 8, 11, 12
£130pw for 46 weeks
£6,095 total rent
Fully furnished bedroom
En-suite toilet & basin
Shared shower room for Bedrooms 7 & 8
Shared shower room for Bedrooms 11 & 12
Bedrooms 3, 6, 9, 14
£140pw for 46 weeks
£6,440 total rent
Fully furnished bedroom
En-suite toilet, basin & shower

Bedrooms 5, 10, 13

£145pw for 46 weeks
£6,670 total rent
Large fully furnished bedroom with either additional seating or large en-suite
En-suite toilet, basin & shower
Bedrooms 1, 2, 4, 15, 16
£150 pw for 46 weeks
£6,900 total rent
Large fully furnished bedroom with additional seating & superior views of the park or garden
En-suite toilet, basin & shower

1 week's rent will be due as a holding deposit to hold the room. An additional 3 week's rent will be due before moving in. The combined total deposit will be held as a damage deposit once the tenancy has begun. The above tenancies are aimed at September starters. For students starting a course in January/February, or deciding to take accommodation part way through the academic year should contact Hearthstone Properties direct to enquire further.

We strongly recommend you request and read a tenancy agreement, booking terms and conditions and cancellation policy before making a booking.

It is likely you will need to pay the deposit and advanced rent before the first instalment of student finance is due to you. We strongly recommend that students plan for this and save for their deposit/advanced rent over the months leading up to the start of the tenancy agreement.

Prices shown are for tenancies for the 2024–2025 academic year.

Ormonde House is owned by Hearthstone Properties and managed by LEA Property Solutions. There is no legal connection with the University of Suffolk. It is your responsibility to understand and agree/sign the tenancy agreement and to determine the suitability of the accommodation depending on your needs and your ability to pay the rent. You should not sign a tenancy agreement with any accommodation provider until you are completely happy with your choice.

The information provided here is purely for guidance. All tenancy details should be discussed direct with the accommodation provider.

Please check the cancellation policy with Hearthstone Properties before committing to a room, this should advise what will happen if you book a room and wish to cancel it. Check if you will be released from the tenancy agreement if you do not meet the conditions of your offer at the University of Suffolk; please note it might not be possible to cancel if you decide you no longer wish to live there or have secured a place at a different university. For this reason, you are advised to only book once you are certain you have made the right choice for you. If you are selecting the University of Suffolk as your insurance choice, you are advised not to book a room unless you decide to study here.

If you are bringing a TV set or watching TV as it is broadcast on any device include a laptop or mobile phone, you will require your own TV licence. This includes downloading or watching BBC programmes on demand — including catch up TV — on BBC iPlayer.  For more information please see the TV Licensing website.

This property is not suitable for families with children. Pets are not permitted in the accommodation. Smoking is not permitted inside the accommodation. There are no parking facilities for residents.

Hearthstone Properties and LEA Property Solutions manage this property independently of the University of Suffolk. Please contact them direct for any additional information you require or questions you may have about their property or tenancy agreement. You can also make arrangements to view the building with Hearthstone Properties. You will find their property advertised and contact details on our off-campus accommodation portal: Suffolk Studentpad.

To book a tenancy for a course starting in September, please see Suffolk Studentpad website for available options. For courses starting at any other time of year or for tenancies starting part way through the course please call or email Hearthstone Properties direct to enquire.

Please make sure you request and read the booking terms and conditions, and sample tenancy agreement carefully before you book a room.

Not sure if Ormonde House is for you? Visit the Accommodation Advice section to learn more about the other accommodation we recommend.

Landlords/managing agents of recommended and accredited accommodation may need to confirm with the University of Suffolk your applicant/student status before offering you a tenancy, and similarly to confirm continued student status throughout the term of your tenancy agreement. By choosing to live in this property you are agreeing to this exchange of information taking place.

By taking out a tenancy in recommended and accredited accommodation you will also be agreeing to allow the University of Suffolk to request student occupancy details from the landlords/managing agents for the purpose of producing statistical analysis reports.

Ormonde House Lounge Sofas
Lounge area
Ormonde House student kitchen
Ormonde House conservatory
Ormonde House student bedroom